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What a Happy Holiday

It has been wonderful to see our fellow Queenslanders using the school holidays to support outback tourism.

With Gregory covering one quarter of Queensland, I’ve been particularly pleased to hear about a lot of family holidays taken within Gregory.

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WELCOME TO STAGE THREE

Stage Three Starts Today

As you no doubt have heard, Queensland enters Stage Three of COVID-Safe Restrictions at noon today. What will that mean? Here’s a quick run-down.

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PUDDLE JUMPING AND WINTER HOLIDAYS

National Cabinet meets today and Victoria will no doubt be the focus of discussions due to the large cluster of new COVID19 cases.

It has certainly sparked debate in the media, with some hyping it as Australia’s “second wave”.

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COVID19 NEWS AND SOME PARLIAMENT UPDATES, TOO

Queensland’s Roadmap to Recovery seems to be morphing into a constant string of surprise announcements.

Here is your latest update.

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Feeling Cranky? You're Not Alone

It feels like public patience is wearing thin on many fronts this week.

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Rough Week For the Bush

This week it was revealed that Nathan Turner did not die of COVID19. As I said in last week’s newsletter, there has been no official cause of death issued as yet.

I have been spending some time in Blackwater and I am so proud of how the community have come together in what has been a terrible time.

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A Sad Week for our Blackwater Community

As many readers will already be aware, this week a young man – Nathan Turner, 30 – tested positive to COVID19 after he was found to have tragically passed away in his Blackwater home.

Once again, I extend my deepest condolences and sympathy to his fiancée, family and friends. I ask you to keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

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LET'S TALK STRATEGY

The national strategy on COVID19 has always been adaptation.

The first step was to gain control of the infection rate so that our health systems were not over-run. This was a health imperative.

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COVID19 Rules for the Outback Club

New changes to COVID19 restrictions come into force from midnight today (May 15). Under the plan, we are all members of the Outback Club – Queensland’s designated Outback Zone for the purposes of COVID19 management.

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Happy Mother’s Day! They’re Back to School

In a surprise announcement on a public holiday, the Premier has said Preppies, Year One and Years 11 and 12 will be returning to school next Monday, May 11, 2020.

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